“These guys have kept me getting up in the morning, even if I’m down. They all need feeding and looking after, they have given me the motivation to keep going when all around things were falling apart.
At a time when so many people have welcomed new pets into their lives, there are some that have sadly had to say goodbye to their pet during this tough period.
As lockdown eases and some of us head back to the office, National Pet Month focuses on Pets And People: Caring For Each Other at work.
While many people agree regular vaccination protects our pets, for some it also causes concern, while others may think it’s not relevant for their pet.
Daniella was BVA President during the initial lockdowns and says it was a challenge leading the veterinary profession ‘through a completely unprecedented and difficult time.
Follow this simple guide, share it with your pet owning friends and family and together, let’s keep our pets as healthy and happy as possible.
“No matter how you are feeling, when you look into his eyes, see his wagging tail and hear his shrill bark, he grounds you in the here and now.”
As we begin to come out of lockdown, we have put together some top tips from animal health experts to help you care for your new arrivals and help dogs adjust to changes when many of us go back to work.
Tips from Sarah Tapsell, RSPCA Clinical Animal Behaviourist on helping cats to adjust when we head back to work.
Tanya has noticed the positive effect pets also have on Mum, Sue, who struggles with health issues and isolation.
“Luna’s always taught me that you need to approach life with patience, flexibility and a laugh. What better time to do that than during a global pandemic?”
“I often talk about ‘being more Cooper’ when life can get a bit much. It helps me keep perspective,” says Charlotte Dixon about her dog who joined the family in 2020.
Welcome to the first in a series of Pet Pawsitivity blogs to celebrate the positive impact pets have been having on our lives during lockdown.